Docility
Docility Do*cil"i*ty, n. [L. docilitas, fr. docilis: cf. F. docilit['e].] 1. teachableness; aptness for being taught; docibleness. [Obs. or R.] [1913 Webster]

2. Willingness to be taught; tractableness. [1913 Webster]

The humble docility of little children is, in the New Testament, represented as a necessary preparative to the reception of the Christian faith. -- Beattie. [1913 Webster]


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